Rob Elvington

Rob Elvington is a meteorologist for WAAY.

Title: Meteorologist

Growing up North Carolina, Rob was impacted by severe thunderstorms, snowstorms and the occasional land-falling hurricane. One of his earliest memories is chainsaws clearing trees brought down by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 in Charlotte, NC. Rob was fascinated by these experiences as a kid and this interest in weather lead him to a B.S. in meteorology from North Carolina State University.

After college, Rob went west to KRCR in far northern California. Unlike the stereotype, California does occasionally see active and severe weather. One of his most important responsibilities in his time in California was tracking fire-weather conditions throughout fire season. Rob was on-air for several days straight covering both the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in 2018. Over 7 fire seasons he covered dozens of devastating wildfires but the 2018 fire season will stay with him the rest of his life.

Rob and his wife are enjoying living in Huntsville and exploring the Tennessee Valley.

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A sunny and warm Monday, cooler with rain by midweek

A nice start to the workweek for North Alabama. Sunny skies, highs near 80 with a refreshing west wind this afternoon. Rain and a big cool down by Wednesday.

Several rounds of severe storms possible beginning Friday night

A warm Friday with highs near 80. There is a chance for a few storms this afternoon but North Alabama's main severe threat holds off until tonight and overnight

Back to sunny skies Thursday afternoon, next severe threat late Friday

A band of heavy rain and thunderstorms moved through North Alabama Thursday morning but thanks to a fast moving cold front, sunny skies return this afternoon.

Warm & mostly dry Wednesday, storms hold off until late tonight

North Alabama warms to around 80 Wednesday with periods of sun through the afternoon. Widespread storms, some of which could be strong, arrive around midnight tonight.

Near 80 Tuesday, widespread thunderstorms return Wednesday night

A few passing clouds Tuesday but plenty of sunshine to make a run at 80 this afternoon. A few pop-up showers are possible Wednesday afternoon but the main line of storms moves into North Alabama late Wednesday.

Sunny start to workweek, active pattern returns midweek

The warming trend continues Monday with highs in the mid-70s. Parts of North Alabama will make a run at 80 Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the next chance for heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Sunny through Easter Sunday, another freeze threat Saturday morning

Most of North Alabama made it down to or below freezing Friday morning but sunny skies will allow for highs in the mid-50s this afternoon. By Easter Sunday highs are back up to 70.

A sunny but chilly Thursday, damaging freeze expected Friday morning

North Alabama is back to dry weather for a while but flooding continues for me rivers and creeks. We'll touch 50 by midafternoon but temperatures are expected to fall to the 20s Friday morning.

Flash flooding threat continues Wednesday, rivers climb to flood stage

Once again flooding is occurring or is imminent in North Alabama Wednesday. Thunderstorms remain possible but severe weather is unlikely. Behind today's cold front comes the threat of several mornings of damaging frost, freeze.

Warm Tuesday but monitoring thunderstorm and flood threat late tonight

Most if not all of North Alabama remains dry through Tuesday afternoon with highs in the mid 70s and mostly sunny skies. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms arrives overnight through Wednesday afternoon.

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Mobile37763798
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Shelby23106238
Baldwin20631300
Lee15524165
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Morgan14139268
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Marshall11957219
Houston10380278
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Limestone9811147
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Lauderdale9215227
DeKalb8746181
Talladega8058171
Walker7087275
Jackson6754110
Autauga6723103
Blount6483135
Colbert6203130
Coffee5399112
Dale4767110
Russell428838
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia387674
Dallas3527149
Chambers3499122
Clarke346360
Marion3065100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256258
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224755
Hale218775
Butler212266
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171440
Washington164038
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
Greene90734
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Knox48960619
Hamilton42811480
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Williamson26942213
Sumner22909338
Montgomery18780223
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Blount14839194
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Washington13850240
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Maury12901166
Putnam11072173
Madison10628240
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Fayette484578
Obion447196
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Cheatham436551
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Marshall407358
Campbell405462
Weakley398761
Giles391298
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Carroll355582
Macon354375
White351468
Hardin346166
Hardeman345063
Lauderdale312744
Henry309775
Marion307246
Scott303145
Claiborne302373
Overton294360
Wayne294134
Hickman278345
McNairy275354
DeKalb273953
Smith271737
Haywood267660
Grainger255449
Trousdale247822
Morgan242839
Fentress236346
Johnson226738
Chester208651
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Lewis154826
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